David Graves September 18th, 2013
We are now a little over two weeks past the application deadline for Transfer students and have already made decisions on over half of the Spring applications. We received approximately 1600 applications and have made decisions on almost 900 of those so far. With about 500 applications waiting to be reviewed, our estimation is that everyone with a completed application will hear a decision by the end of September. We have a small number of incomplete applications that are not able to be reviewed. If we are missing an application fee or transcripts, including updated transcripts, then you are incomplete. Be sure to check your myStatus to see if we have everything we need for you. Please remember we cannot predict when you will have an admissions decision. This depends on many factors including when your application was completed. If you have been admitted, remember there is no commitment deposit for Transfer students. Registration for Spring Orientation will begin in early to mid October. In the meantime, visit the Orientation site for a to-do list of things you can start working on now. Go Dawgs!
David Graves August 1st, 2013
Especially if you have an older sibling who’s been through this before or maybe your parent happens to be a school counselor, your first question for August 1 might be, are there any changes to UGA freshman admission this year? Our simple answer is, not really. Your research will show that we have earned the roles of an internationally esteemed flagship state research university, the oldest in the United States. Lots of students want to start college in the exciting warmth of Athens. Over the past two decades we have realized unprecedented increases in the diversity and academic profile of our freshman classes. UGA admission has become remarkably competitive. So applying to UGA is—and you deserve—a relatively complex process that will fairly reveal to us your potential for academic success and for contributions to our campus in comparison with an expected 20,000+ other applicants. One change is that we’re opening our Application for 2014 First-Year students after Labor Day, September 3, instead of late August as in the recent past. The reason is a bit of caution on our part while we are in the midst of a multi-year switch to a massive Banner student information system version called “Connect UGA”. It is replacing a legacy system finally showing its age. Our goal for the change is that you shouldn’t notice. Two other 2014 changes are in the essay topics we require for Regular Decision and a prohibition for applying for Summer, 2014 admission. This year, Summer […]